Women honoured for ideas with a cause

Cartier, in partnership with INSEAD and McKinsey, has announced the six winning laureates for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Launched in 2006, 80 percent of the 184 business which have competed for the awards are still around. INSEAD Dean and Professor of Economics Ilian Mihov says this is an impressive figure, given that the usual survival rate for startups is 10 percent.  The Business Times 
Singapore – 26 April
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INSEAD’s Ilian Mihov Imagines The Future

INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov was interviewed by Poets & Quants during the Alumni Forum Americas in San Francisco. The Dean explained his concept of ‘Business is a force for good‘ and highlighted important topics such as rankings, the goal of gender parity in business schools, the so-called “Trump effect” on U.S. schools and whether European schools are benefiting, and all major activities around iW50. Poets & Quants
USA – 18 April

Where Is Consumer Research Going Next?

The rise of neuromarketing has begun to provide companies and researchers with greater insight into consumer behavior than consumers themselves are capable of giving, explains INSEAD Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience Hilke Plassmann’s whose research areas focus on consumer decision making, emotion regulation and self control, perception of the consumption experience, branding, and neuromarketing. Recent work by Steven Sweldens, INSEAD Distinguished Research Fellow, finds that our conscious resistance to advertising has also limitations. Quality Digest USA – 26 April


Value innovation seen as more critical to Singapore’s growth

INSEAD Professors of Strategy W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne write that as Singapore strives to shift from value-adding to value-creating, understanding the difference between value innovation and technology innovation is vital. With neighbouring countries now on Singapore’s heels and labour costs high, Singapore must once again shift and reach for a new blue ocean of wealth and prosperity.  The Business Times
Singapore – 26 April
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Escalation of Competition Leads to Conflict in Competitive Networks of F1 Drivers

A study led by INSEAD Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Henning Piezunka, together with co-authors at ESMT and Dr. Richard Haynes from the US Treasury, examined the link between status similarity and conflict as well as the conditions under which this link holds by using panel data on Formula 1 races from 1970 through 2014. Science Newsline
USA – 25 April

R&D Spending: The Hype of emerging technologies

Over seven years of consecutive increases in R&D spending appear to be lining up in the US, after a five-year decline from 2010-2014. INSEAD Associate Professors of Technology and Operations Management Karan Girotra and Jurgen Mihm, and Christophe Pennetier, INSEAD PhD, state that returns to spending on research and development are positive and accrue over several years. They studied how a given amount of such spending is best allocated, over time, to optimise R&D performance. Machine Design
USA – 25 April


Can tech solve Singapore’s talent and manpower crunch?
Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices, and Paul Evans, Professor and Academic Director for GTCI at INSEAD, comment that Singapore’s talent shortage problem is worse than Malaysia, Switzerland, and the Nordic countries but not as severe as South Korea, Japan, China and Vietnam. However, it will get worse in the future with the demographic crunch as in Japan. Singapore Business Review (SBR) 
Singapore – 24 April